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Just read this post on the caltech website concerning the development of solar cells with efficiencies approaching 90-100%. If the process can be scaled up cost-effectively then this looks a very exciting development....

 

http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13325

 

Abstract from Nature Materials:

 

http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v9/n3/abs/nmat2635.html

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Just read this post on the caltech website concerning the development of solar cells with efficiencies approaching 90-100%. If the process can be scaled up cost-effectively then this looks a very exciting development....

 

http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13325

 

Abstract from Nature Materials:

 

http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v9/n3/abs/nmat2635.html

 

 

Interesting.

 

And a good reason to question the doomsters (peak-oilers, for instance) who seem to think that the world will run out of harnessable energy because oil is a finite resource!

 

In 50 years oil will be as redundant as grass for horse fodder/horse power was 100 years ago.

 

 

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If true (i have no reason to doubt it), then it is an important breakthrough

 

20% had been a barrier for years

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Just read this post on the caltech website concerning the development of solar cells with efficiencies approaching 90-100%. If the process can be scaled up cost-effectively then this looks a very exciting development....

 

http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13325

 

Abstract from Nature Materials:

 

http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v9/n3/abs/nmat2635.html

I would like to see just how they intend to collect the electricity from each of the individual silicon wires, that would be the clever bit, terminating both ends of a wire to form a circuit.

 

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